FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Winter weather to last into Wednesday on South Plains

KCBD NewsChannel 11 Weather at Noon - 10/26/2020

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Off the top, here’s the bottom line: Through Wednesday morning there is in the viewing area a high probability of - at times - freezing drizzle/fog/rain, sleet, and snow. When checking a forecast, make sure it’s current. UPDATED AT 12:23 PM CDT.

Numerous accidents, attributed to weather, were reported this morning. Lubbock police (LPD) reported many people driving way too fast for conditions. The LPD tells us between 5 and 10 AM 73 traffic accidents were reported in the city.

Don’t be selfish. Don’t be thoughtless. Be a good person and pay attention and drive like you are taking grandma to church and she’s holding in her lap a crock-pot of gravy, a plate of biscuits, and she’s wearing her Sunday-best.

Winter Weather Advisory* until 7 this evening and then a Winter Storm Warning** until 1 Wednesday afternoon.

The heavier precipitation associated with thundershowers this morning are now east of the KCBD viewing area. Occasional light freezing mist is possible into this evening. It will be cloudy, breezy, and very cold. Most of the area will not get above freezing today. I expect that most of the area will remain below freezing until about midday Wednesday.

Precipitation will pick up slightly overnight. Light snow accumulations are anticipated over the northwestern third or so of the viewing area with light ice accumulations are anticipated elsewhere Tuesday morning.

The precipitation intensity may increase Tuesday afternoon. Moderate snow may fall over the northwestern KCBD viewing area with lighter snow possible falling over the southwestern viewing area. A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and/or freezing rain is more likely over the central viewing area, including Lubbock. Freezing rain, at times rain, is the expected precip type east of the Caprock (the Rolling Plains).

Much if not all the area will see SOME ice and/or snow accumulation from Tuesday morning into Wednesday morning.

Highs today, as previously noted, will be below freezing. Lubbock-area wind chills will stay in the mid-teens to the mid-20s.

Lows tonight will range from the mid-teens in the northwest to the mid-20s in the southeast.

Highs tomorrow, as previously noted, will be below freezing.

Highs for much of the viewing area will climb above freezing Wednesday afternoon. An exception will be the northwest where a several-inch or more blanket of snow may bee on the ground.

See road conditions here: DriveTexas.Org.

See Lubbock road closures here: City of Lubbock Road Closures Map.

* Winter Weather Advisory: Light amounts of wintry precipitation possible which may result in hazardous travel conditions.

**Winter Storm Warning: Snow, sleet, freezing rain, ice, which may be heavy or significant, expected. Hazardous travel conditions likely.

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